Alex Song
Alex Song is in great form.

Arsenal talisman Robin Van Persie admits it is "dream" to play with Alex Song following the Cameroonian's superb assist at the Emirates on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Arsenal star is widely deemed a defensive midfielder by trade but since the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Sami Nasri in the summer, Song has thrived in a slightly more advanced role particularly during the Gunners' superb recent run.

Van Persie scored a memorable winner for Arsenal against Everton on Saturday and although he has rightly taken the vast majority of the acclaim, the aforementioned Dutchman was quick to pay tribute to his hugely skilled teammate.

The Arsenal captain hailed Song as "unbelievable" intimating the tough-tackling midfielder has an abundance of attributes beyond his obvious defensive qualities.

"Normally I would have taken a touch to get it right," the Dutchman told Arsenal's official website, when recalling his volleyed goal at the Emirates at the weekend.

"It was a bit of a gamble but in the end a very nice goal just inside the post. I can't wish for more.

"It was a great pass again from (Arsenal midfielder) Alex Song. It's unbelievable - he's a defensive midfielder but the amount of skill he has is just a dream.

"It was vital to stay on track and get the three points," he added. "It was a hard game against a good Everton side so in the end we were very pleased.

"We've played solid at the back for a couple of weeks now - I mean really solid. You know then that as a forward player, one chance can be decisive."

Although Arsenal managed to continue their excellent run of form, Arsene Wenger' side will inevitably be tested even further when they travel to Manchester City on Sunday. Roberto Mancini's side will be looking to bounce back from a chastening week following their elimination from the Champions League and defeat to Chelsea last night, while Arsenal will be keen to continue their superb revival since their loss at Old Trafford earlier in the season.